Malus domestica

Taxonomy: Angiosperm/Rosales/Rosaceae

  • Introduction:
  • 1. The apple is a deciduous tree, generally standing 6 to 15 ft (1.8 to 4.6 m) tall in cultivation and up to 30 ft (9.1 m) in the wild.
  • 2. Generally apple cultivars are propagated by grafting onto rootstocks, which control the size of the resulting tree.
  • 3. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw and cider production.
  • Reference:
  • 1. Velasco, R. et al. The genome of the domesticated apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.). Nat. Genet. 42, 833-839 (2010).
  • 2. Li, X. et al. Improved hybrid de novo genome assembly of domesticated apple (Malus x domestica) Gigascience 5,1-5 (2016)
  • 3. Daccord, N. et al. High-quality de novo assembly of the apple genome and methylome dynamics of early fruit development. Nat. Genet. 49, 1099-1106 (2017)
  • Zhang, L. et al. A high-quality apple genome assembly reveals the association of a retrotransposon and red fruit colour. Nat. Commun. 10, 1-13 (2019).

  • Malus domestica

    Genome Size742Mb
    contig N50
    Sequencing method
    scaffold N50
    contig N50
    Genome quality